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Bolívar Square

Listed under Historic Streets and Squares in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Simon Bolivar was one of the most important generals in the South American struggle for independence from the strangle hold of the Spanish. He was the President of Colombia from 1821 – 1830, President of Peru from 1824 – 1826 and Bolivian President from 1825 – 1826, but he was also a hero to the people of Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. He’s got an army of monuments world wide, but the one in this square is one of the most famous and one of the first. It’s also the very first public monument this city had ever seen.

This is the spot on which the New Granadan colonial government was declared, but these days it’s mostly tourists snapping away, children chasing pigeons and buskers trying their luck.

The sides of the square are lined by the Palace of Justice, home of the Supreme Court, which has had several deaths and reincarnations, the National Capitol, home of congress and the Mayor’s seat and the Primate Cathedral, the only one on this list open to the public.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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